Keeping your well-being in mind.

Our secluded nine-acre retreat provides ample distance by design, with cottages scattered around the grounds and plenty of room to explore the forests and beach. On June 15, 2021 the State of California and Mendocino County lifted the mask mandate for all fully vaccinated individuals.  As of August 8th, 2021 Mendocino County is now mandating masks indoors for all individuals regardless of vaccination.  Along with this new guidance we have also updated our Safety Protocols. 

Below are further details about what to expect when you visit Mar Vista Farm + Cottages—if you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch at 707-884-3522 or We live on site and are very responsive.


All cottages at Mar Vista are separate structures that are accessed via open-air entrances and do not share ventilation. We have no elevators or enclosed corridors on the property.


We will provide an in-person orientation, outdoors and appropriately distanced, upon your arrival. Contact-free check-out is available; simply leave your key in the door or on the table as you depart.


Your cottage will be thoroughly cleaned & sanitized before your arrival; our staff will wear appropriate protective gear at all times when cleaning cottages.  They also will change gloves and other items when moving between cottages. Note that housekeeping service during your stay is provided upon request only.


We take great caution when shopping for groceries and other provisions for our guests, and also when delivering them to your cottage. While we have no control over the actions of other establishments or their employees, we have confidence that the businesses in our community are doing everything possible to operate in a safe manner—because we have seen it first-hand.


Many activities, such as Star Bathing, Forest Bathing, and beach excursions are self-guided, allow for easy distancing, or both—those and similar activities remain fully available to guests. For safety, we do request that all guests have their masks with them when visiting the harvest garden and chicken city where social distancing can be compromised.



We ask that guests adhere to the following:

  • Wear a mask if you are not fully vaccinated when outside of your cottage.
  • Wear a mask regardless of vaccination when inside the Red Welcome Cottage
  • Wash your hands always after interacting with the animals.
  • Do not visit if you are suffering from any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever or chills (check with a thermometer; take caution above 100 degrees)
    • Cough 
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
    • Fatigue 
    • Muscle or body aches 
    • Headache 
    • New loss of taste or smell 
    • Sore throat 
    • Congestion or runny nose 
    • Nausea or vomiting 
    • Diarrhea 
    • Cranky

Note: Parents are responsible for making sure their children comply with these requirements.

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